Foster's Lager | Foster's Group Limited

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Foster's LagerFoster's Lager

Brewed by:
Foster's Group Limited

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 07-10-2001

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Ratings: 2,092 |  Reviews: 661
Photo of Antg8989
2.76/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TBDave
2.29/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A clear honey color with a thin head. When i was younger, I always thought this was a great beer. But now it tastes like any other mainstream American lager. It's cheap and easy to drink. $3 for an oil can.

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Photo of Matuhg
2.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of WhackoMillah93
1.55/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of EMH73
1.96/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head that leaves no lacing. Smell is very mild mostly grains and a little bit of skunk. Tastes of sweet corn and grains, really nothing else; no complexity to it at all. Basically flavored water. Light bodied and well carbonated.

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Photo of baldy00
2.82/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeckHardy
1.06/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from the can into a glass. The beer is straw colored and smells funny. I can't quite describe the aroma. Maybe like wet pine needles. The taste is just as bad. Overly sweet. Very syrupy. Mouth feel is watery with a very unpleasant aftertaste. Fosters was originally from England but made popular in Australia. Honestly if you want a decent Aussie brew then I would suggest Coopers.

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Photo of mthomp081
3.5/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of choll
3.5/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got the big can. Hey,it's a big can of beer. So just pop it and enjoy. The thing I remember most is the how to speak Australian ads from years ago. They show a great white shark and then the ad says guppy. Then a can of Fosters and the ad says beer. Fosters. Australian for beer.

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Photo of danasofia
3.01/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

One of the better mass market lagers as far as I'm concerned, on par with craft pilsners in appearance and feel, only falls short in taste but is still solid for what it is and it's style.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.19/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(750 ml can, US brewed, JAN0818... poured into a fat wine glass)

review # 1100

L: crystal-clear, pale yellow-brass colored liquid; poured with more than a finger width of loose, sizzly foam, which receded to a spotted, broken cap in under a minute, eventually gone entirely

S: fresh, finely-ground corn meal, corn stalk, vague dry cidery esters, mild cereal graininess... weak overall, but not Natty weak

T: corn tortilla and sand... dry with a delicate husky bitterness... mostly grain-forward, maybe only a faint blond tobacco-like hop flavor lingering in the finish, maybe a little nip of candy sweetness as it goes along... by the end, notably dry with one of the most minimal residual aftertastes in memory

F: not terribly gassy - either a good or bad thing, depending - here, in this glass, it could use a little more gas, as it does have marginally more body than the flavor warrants - kinda just slogs through - tall, narrow glass might be best... would be more of a chore to drink if it didn't leave nearly no mark of it having passed through your face

O: passable, as in 1) it'll do, 2) I'll pass... Bud and Miller has more flavor than this... Foster's lager may be more on par with a Japanese rice lager... it's greatest asset and defining character is its dryness and uncompromising absence of character

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
2.43/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drXploit
2.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

An average disappointment for the Australian community...
Look: I drank it from a can, maybe that was my mistake. In the future I'll try it from the tap.
Smell: It wasn't repulsive. It was just there. Existing.
Taste: It was "okay" or "average" and nothing I will remember soon.
Feel: Awful. I didn't enjoy this.

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Photo of kraut6363
2.89/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FriedichVonostrowo
1.42/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

It is so awful even the Aussies won't drink it so they ship the recipe overseas. Even in Europe and the US it is still bad!.
Pours yellow with a head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Lots of carbonation with tastes of corn and grain and little else. No hop flavour, no maltiness and no reason to ever try this beer again. Perhaps it was brewed to clear the taste of Vegemite from your mouth when there is nothing else around.

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Photo of Navinjohnson
1.93/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's not great but there's a lot of it

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Photo of TPZEM
2.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden yellow with a thick head. Lots of lacing here, but as soon as the head dissipates there is not really much in the way of lacing. Carbonation seems to last forever. Smells of a corn and wheat mix. No real hop aroma. Tastes of a lightly sweet corn but no flavor outside this. Light body. Not a bad AAL, just not a good one.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
2.33/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of captaincoffee
2.79/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear with a rocky soda pop head that dissipates quickly with no lace. Nose is lightly grainy and lightly canned corn with no real hop aroma. Taste is similarly grainy and has a bit of slightly sweet corn. No major off flavors, but not something I would want to have again.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.07/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear golden yellow with a medium white head that goes away quickly. Has a watered down malt smell. Has a very light grain taste to it with a hint of sweetness

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Photo of Nace4
2.79/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pat61
3.25/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: brilliant gold with a vigorous 3" ivory cap with good retention

S: grain, some fresh bread dough, and a mild dose of floral hops

T: bready with a pleasant bitter accent and a mild sweetness. It finishes dry and crisp

F: medium body and medium carbonation

O: It is not a great beer but it is a lot of beer and if you are really thirsty or have some Vegemite, the big can is nice

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Photo of cryptichead
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CC93
2.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 20oz can into a 20oz glass mug.

Look: Straw yellow with high carbonation. Clear body. White, bubbly head that dissipates very quickly and presents almost no head afterwards.

Smell: A bit of skunky aroma, a bit o' sweetness involved. Nothing distinct and empty of any discernible smells; the skunk smell is a turn-off.

Taste: Highly prevalent sweet corn flavour, with nothing much else to pick up, though otherwise not disgusting or bitter. I do not approve of the sweet taste in a lager, however.

Feel: Smooth, slightly dry and slightly metallic aftertaste.

Overall: Weak body with its overall flavour being brought down by its sweet corn flavours and lack of head. The sweetness of this beer (as a lager) could have been made better if it had its other added ingredients be brought out by some of its hops and yeast, which the former is not present. This goes to the bottom of my list of AALs, as it lacks balance between the used grains and hops. No love is given to the yeast, too, and the lack of lacing in this AAL does not make it an enjoyable drink.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
2.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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